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Practices

Construction

Since our founding over 30 years ago, a primary focus of our firm has been construction litigation, representing general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, owners, product manufacturers, and suppliers, and the companies that insure those businesses.  Whether a dispute involves government-owned and privately-owned properties, including hotels, schools, port facilities, government buildings, medical offices, condominiums, and residential properties, we know that construction litigation often involves substantial defense costs involving numerous depositions, multiple experts, and extensive motion practice, in addition to insurance coverage issues that frequently accompany the underlying suit. So, construction litigation attorneys must be focused and precise, aggressive but deliberate—all with a constant eye toward containing costs and effecting a timely resolution of the dispute.

We also recognize that businesses and insurance carriers in the construction industry face distinct challenges that require construction litigation attorneys with specific experience in such litigation, along with experience in negotiation and resolution of often complex construction defect disputes.  To that end, we have accomplished construction litigators in each of our offices for whom construction litigation is a principal focus of their practice.  We also have served as panel counsel to several of the leading insurers in the construction market for decades.  Consequently, we have been involved in many, complex multi-party construction litigation cases with millions of dollars at stake.  With that experience, our clients have realized success in the courtroom, arbitration, and mediation.

To be effective advocates, however, we also recognize that attorneys must be involved in the industries that we defend.  In doing so, we learn the nuts and bolts of the industry and acquire a comprehensive understanding of the legal and risk management issues that confront our clients on a daily basis.

We also devote our firm’s wherewithal to provide educational opportunities to the construction industry.  We present legal and risk management seminars to contractors and design professionals, which serve to reduce the frequency of claims and provide a powerful defense when construction litigation arises.  And our attorneys are frequent lecturers to claims professionals, in-house counsel, and underwriters nationwide on legal issues that impact the successful litigation, mediation, and arbitration of construction law claims.